Vintage Metal Baits.
In the late 1800s, one of the first fishing lure companies was originated. The Enterprise Manufacturing Company, which would become the world renowned Pflueger Company. Enterprise began making fishing hooks, by 1900 it had grown and was making metal baits, spinners & rubber lures. Before many other lure companies had even started, Pflueger had already established several popular brands. In Canada W.M Croft & Son's were established in 1855 in Toronto Ontario, the company would move several times, once due to the great Toronto Fire of 1904. Then we have the German DAM Fishing Lure Company that started in 1875 becoming one of Europe's largest fishing supply companies. Along with Abu Garcia (Record) which started in 1921 crafting amazing fishing reels but also some legendary fishing lures. Along with Canadian companies like Lucky Strike from Ontario, Len Thompson Lures from Alberta and Royal Baits from Winnipeg Manitoba, there is a large variety of vintage metal baits. Although common many metal baits don't garner the recognition of other wooden and plastic baits but some of the oldest baits of all time are metal, including the world famous and highly sought after Haskell Minnow standard version. This is our heavy metal section!.
This W. M Croft & Son's Silver Cadet was found in a jar on the floor of an old shop near Calgary in 2019. The lure was crafted sometime between 1900 and 1905. With over 100 years of history it now has a home and is a cherished lure in our collection.
Pflueger Pippin Wobbler weed-less Series No,.6700. The Pippin Wobbler was introduced in 1929 and was last seen around 1942. Our lure dates to the late 1930's prior to the outbreak of WWII. A great add to our collection.
Paul Bunyan Flash Eye Spoon dates to the 1940's. The Flash eye spoon is a highly polished lure that features two as the catalog calls them "Brilliants" set in the ruby eyes. Paul Bunyan lures are very collectable.
1940's era Royal Brand Fishing Tackle from Winnipeg Manitoba. A man named A.J Bukoske started this Canadian gem in the 1920's crafting wooden and metal lures. Highly collectable wooden lures are hard to find but some metal lures are more common, and can be found.
Based on the information given us this Lucky Strike Musky Spinner was brought out to Alberta by an old time angler from Ontario. He purchased several spinners in the late 1930's and brought them west with him when he moved to Alberta. This lure was well used and we are happy to preserve this great lure in our collection.
Lucky Strike Musky Spinner was brought out to Alberta by an old time angler from Ontario. He purchased several spinners in the late 1930's and brought them west with him when he moved to Alberta. This lure was well used we traded it to a great collector in Ontario Canada sending the lure back home.
This New old stock Owens dealer card features the 560XX Heavy Duty fishing spoons. This complete collection dates to the 1950's and is in fantastic condition. Special Thank You to a tremendous collector from Manitoba for this add to our collection.
Pflueger Chum Spoon Polished Diamolite, feathered weed-less design 7172 size 3. The Chum Spoon appeared in the mid to late 1930's. We believe this lure dates to the 1940's prior to the outbreak of WWII.
German Made, DAM Z-Spinner Spoon dates to the 1950's. This fishing spoon was popular in Canada. There are a variety of DAM lures and reels that are very collectable. Look for them anywhere.
Introduced in 1927 as the "Wicked Wiggler" Creek Chub sold this series up until 1940. Then in 1968 with demand for Coho lures increasing Creek Chub brought back the Wiggler and re named it as the "Cohokie" with series number 1000. The new lures came with dressed tails. A smaller version the Mini-Cohokie was also available. We found this undressed Cohokie in a jar in an old shop in 2019 and added it to our collection.
Lucky Strike Feather tail Spoon, This lure was well used and we are happy to preserve this great lure.
This old 1940's Abu Record Little Tommy 1/4oz Made in Sweden, spoon was given to us by Joe Makarowski who had this little fishing lure in his collection for many many years. We are happy to preserve this great lure.
This old Johnson Silver Minnow is in No. 2 size preserved in it's original box with a VL&A Stamp and tag on the bottom. A very cool find and a great add to our site.